They could make energy available through the track via mediums such as Witricity or similar, which in itself could use solar power to gain and return a charge.
This would reduce the need for sizable on board batteries, or replace long term storage all together. The cars would be lighter, faster, require less energy, and going off track could be made to be a considerable disadvantage.
The real world implications are clear. Clean, available on road energy also returned to cars via Witricity or something similar and potentially included as part of the road tax. Less strain on oower stations and energy transport.
The set up could be placed in many places across the world and doesn’t require massive infrastructure, as it’s self contained.
This is a theory off the top of my head, but there’s a fair amount of promise in it.
In other news, battery recharging time is rapidly coming down to seconds and minutes depending on the size of the battery, not hours. So recharging a standard electric car battery could take as much time as a petrol station visit, or much less.
Whatever happens, electric motor racing must not remain static.